Theories of the Gift in South Asia
Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana
By (author) Maria Heim
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Theories of the Gift in South Asia by Maria Heim
Book DescriptionThis book explores the ethical and social implications of unilateral gifts of esteem, offering a perceptive guide to the uniquely South Asian contributors to theoretical work on the gift.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415970303
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Heim
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Author Biography - Maria Heim
Maria Heim is Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Amherst College and has also taught at California State University, Long Beach. She holds a Ph. D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University, and a B.A. from Reed College.
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